The children of Alex Jones

Where conspiracy theories used to be disqualifying for semi-serious people, Jones’ act more or less mainstreamed them: He wasn’t the first Truther, but he is probably the best known. And following the news that a number of liberal former government officials and critics of Donald Trump were mailed what appear to be pipe bombs (though law enforcement is, per the NYT, “trying to determine whether the devices were indeed capable of detonating), a number of Jones’s progeny couldn’t resist theorizing, with absolutely no facts, under the guise of—you guessed it—”just asking questions.” Questions, that by total coincidence, suggest a conspiracy on the part of their political enemies.